Democracy Day: Nigeria Vice President counsels use of diversity as strength


Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has counselled Nigerians to exploit the diversity of the country for national development.

He made the statement at a dinner organised to mark 20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria in celebration of June 12.

June 12 had been formally pronounced as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Osinbajo said that Nigeria’s strength hinged on its diversity which had produced outstanding people in various fields of endeavour across the world.

“We are known all over the world for our on confidence; our business acumen, our scholarship; great culture and traditions.

“These attributes derive from one of our greatest asset which is our diversity; diversity in culture, diversity in language and diversity in faith.

“This diversity enriches everything that we have,’’ he said.


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